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You need the Council's permission
This is because you don't own the pavement or the highway and if you intend to erect a structure on it, it causes an obstruction
Its the same with cafe owners and market traders, otherwise they could have their chairs and tables on the street and in the road
So yes, you will need the Council's permission
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
OK, I understand. Thanks Alex. Appreciate this may not be a legal question, but do councils typically have a department that deals with this kind of thing?
Yes they do - you would need to speak with Planning
Does that help?
That's great, thanks Alex. Hugh